Ransom as an act means “to redeem from captivity, slavery, punish­ment, or the like, by paying a price; to buy out of bondage; to deliver, as from sin, its penalty, or the like; to be the redeemer of”. (Webster’s New International Dictionary) In the Bible a ransom means that which buys back, loosens or releases, providing deliverance from trouble, distress and calamity, or, more especially, releasing from inherited sin and from prospects of eternal death as a result of sin. A true Bible doctrine.

Ransom Releases from Trouble and Distress

Exodus 6:6 “Say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments.”

Psalm 107:2, 3 “Let the redeemed of Jehovah say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary, and gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.”

Jeremiah 31:10-12 “He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock. For Jehovah has ransomed Ja­cob, and redeemed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.”

Man Needs a Ransom from In­herited Sin and Death

Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

Romans 5:12 “That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.”

Psalm 49:6, 7 “They that trust in their wealth, and boast them­selves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him.”

God Makes Provision According to His Expressed Purpose

John 3:16, 17 “God … gave His only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in Him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. For God sent forth His Son into the world.”

1 John 4:9, 14 “By this the love of God was made manifest in our case, because God sent forth His only-begotten Son into the world that we might gain life through Him. In addition, we ourselves have beheld and are bearing witness that the Father has sent forth His Son as Savior of the world.”

John 17:3 “This means ever­lasting life, their taking in knowl­edge of You, the only true God, and of the one whom You sent forth, Jesus Christ.”

Exact Price Needed for Human Life Rights Lost

Exodus 21:23, 24 “Then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”

Ezekiel 34:16 “I will seek that which was lost and will bring that which was driven away.”

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Romans 5:19 “For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners, likewise also through the obe­dience of the One many will be constituted righteous.”

1 Timothy 2:5, 6 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man Christ Je­sus, who gave Himself a cor­responding ransom for all.”

Perfect Human Life of Jesus Christ Meets All Requirements

Matthew 1:20, 21 “Mary . . . will give birth to a son, and you must call His name ‘Jesus’, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Acts 4:12 “Furthermore, there is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.”

Philippians 2:7, 8 “No, but He emptied Himself and took a slave’s form and came to be in the likeness of men. More than that, when He found Himself in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and be­came obedient as far as death, yes, death on a torture stake.”

1 Peter 1:18, 19 “For you know that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, as a ransom that you were released from your fruitless form of con­duct received by tradition from your forefathers. But it was with precious blood, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, even Christ’s.”

Isaiah 53:12 “Therefore will I di­vide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bore the sin of many, and made inter­cession for the transgressors.”

Revelation 5:9 “You were slaughtered and with Your blood You bought persons for God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”

Hebrews 9:22, 24-26 “Yes, nearly all things are cleansed with blood according to the Law, and unless blood is poured out no forgiveness takes place. For Christ entered, not into a holy place made with hands, which is a copy of the reality, but into heaven itself, now to appear before God for us. Neither is it in order that He should offer Himself often, as indeed the high priest enters into the holy place from year to year with blood that is not his own. Otherwise, He would have to suffer often from the world’s foundation. But now He has man­ifested Himself once for all time at the consummation of the sys­tems of things to put sin away through the sacrifice of Himself.”

Ephesians 1:7 “In whom we have the release by ransom through His blood, yes, the forgiveness of our tres­passes, according to the riches of His undeserved kindness.”

Available to All Kinds of Men of Faith

Romans 5:18 “So, then, as through one trespass the result to men of all kinds was condemnation, like­wise also through one act of justification the result to men of all kinds is a declaring of them righteous for life.”

John 3:36 “He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; he that disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.”

Restores Man to God’s Favor and Brings Life Everlasting

Romans 3:23-25 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and it is as a free gift that they are being declared righteous by His undeserved kind­ness through the release by the ransom paid by Christ Jesus. God set Him forth as an offering for propitiation through faith in His blood. This was in order to ex­hibit His own righteousness be­cause He was forgiving the sins that occurred in the past while God was exercising forbearance.”

Romans 5:8, 10 “But God recom­mends His own love to us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. For if, when we were enemies, we became rec­onciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, now that we have become recon­ciled, we shall be saved by His life.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Colossians 1:19, 20 “God saw good for all fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile again to Himself all other things by mak­ing peace through the blood He shed on the torture stake.”

Hebrews 10:19-22 “Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness for the way of entry into the Holy place by the blood of Jesus, which He inaugurated for us as a new and living way through the curtain, that is, His flesh,… let us approach with sincere hearts in the full assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.”

Those Not Ransomed Dead Eter­nally, Annihilated

Matthew 25:45, 46 ” ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will depart into ever­lasting cutting-off, but the right­eous ones into everlasting life.”

Proverbs 10:7 “The memory of the righteous is blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.”

Jeremiah 51:57 “They shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.”

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